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Carbon neutrality: France sets 2040 date to phase out fossil-fuel-powered vehicles

Nicolas Hulot

France plans to end the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040 in a bid to become a carbon-neutral nation, Energy Minister, Nicolas Hulot said. They will be replaced with electric cars. Presenting the country’s “Climate Plan” in Paris on Thursday, July 6, 2017, Hulot said France would offer tax incentives to replace diesel autos that are more than ...

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V20 to G20: End fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

Fossil fuel pollution

The world’s 49 most climate vulnerable countries have called on the G20 group of nations to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 and to ensure that adequate climate finance is provided so that they can green their economies and adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change. Under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, governments have agreed to limit the ...

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System change will not be negotiated – Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), in an address given on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Ecological Challenges Conference (Academia meets Activism) 2017, in the University of Oslo, Norway, says that the present fossil-based civilisation is running out of gas and its terminal point is imminent – whether planned or not We frequently hear calls for ...

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Ending fossil fuel subsidies crucial for climate protection

Ivetta Gerasimchuk

A complete removal of subsidies for the production of fossil fuel today would result in a steady decline in greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2050 as more oil, gas and coal is left in the ground. This is according to new study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Global Subsidies Initiative and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) that provides what looks like the most robust ...

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Electric cars, solar panels threaten fossil fuel, says report

Electric cars

Falling costs of electric vehicles and solar panels could halt worldwide growth in demand for oil and coal by 2020, a new report has suggested. A scenario that takes into account the latest cost reduction projections for the green technologies, and countries’ pledges to cut emissions, finds that solar power and electric vehicles are “gamechangers” that could leave fossil fuels stranded. Polluting ...

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Polluters’ double standards: Impediment to COP22


As climate activists, negotiators, policy makers, and world leaders warm up in anticipation for the COP22 climate negotiations slated for November in Marrakech, Morroco, there is wide apprehension that pro-fossil fuels negotiators are busy scheming their usual shenanigans deals – observers believe is capable of truncating successful conduct of the global summit. Based on past antecedents, Conferences of the Parties ...

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Halt new fossil fuel infrastructure, govts told

oil installation

Governments have been asked not to build new fossil fuel extraction or transportation infrastructure, and that they should not grant new permits for them. This submission forms part of the recommendations in a new study released on Thursday by Oil Change International (OCI). The OCI, in partnership with 14 organisations from around the world, scientifically grounds the growing movement to ...

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Time to ban polluters from climate negotiations

Fossil fuel pollution

The word “fossil” is derived from Latin and primarily means, “dug up”. However, it is important we know that the old forests, which had been pressed into coal and the ocean life that was pressed into oil over millions of years back, are what is known as “fossil fuels” today. Fossil fuel industry, on the other hand, specialises in the ...

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Fossil fuel-free plane completes round-the-world trip

Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse, a zero-fuel aircraft powered entirely by the sun, has safely landed in Abu Dhabi, thereby completing a 40,000 kilometer trip around the world. The flight was designed to demonstrate the potential of solar energy to drastically reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. The aircraft took off for the first leg of its current voyage last year, in December, just ...

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Video: Government moves to intensify coal mining

Government move to intensify mining activities in Nigeria

Coal is likely to become a popular source of energy in Nigeria as the nation moves to intensify mining activities and boost production, contrary to global plans to transit to clean energy sources.

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